Police are looking for a person accused of shoving a senior citizen at a Manhattan subway station before robbing him this past Friday.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred at 3:05 p.m. on January 29: A 70-year-old man had entered the Bowery Street J/Z subway station, "when he was approached from behind" by a male suspect "who pushed the victim causing him to fall to the ground. The individual removed an undetermined amount of money and a senior citizen's metrocard and fled eastbound on Bowery Street."
The victim, who suffered swelling and a laceration to his forehead, was taken to a hospital.
Police released a surveillance image of the suspect (right).
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
This comes as the NYPD is reportedly examining how to drastically decrease subway crime.